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Cecret Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

no dogs

Users have reported that during winter and spring the road to the trailhead might be closed. Due to extremely limited parking access at Cecret Lake/Catherine's Pass Trailheads and to reduce congestion on the Albion Basin Summer Road and in the upper Albion Basin parking areas, it is highly recommended that hikers park in the Albion Base Area parking lot and hike the Upper Albion Meadows Trail or ride the free shuttle provided by the Town of Alta on weekends and holidays. A wonderful family hike to beautiful alpine lake in the Little Cottonwood Canyons Albion Basin. This is a very short hike to a beautiful alpine lake in the Albion Basin region near Alta and Snowbird Ski Resorts. This area is very popular on summer weekends so parking may be difficult. Take the time to relax at the lake and take lots of photos of your family with the mountains as a backdrop.

4 months ago

****ATTENTION****

As of October 30 Cecret Lake Trail is closed. In fact, the only road to the trail is closed for construction.

5 months ago

Great easy walk around the lake.

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy, just chill and cool view at top.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is closed through October 2018. I made the trip up yesterday, along with quite a few other hikers, only to find out it is temporarily closed.

5 months ago

It was pretty. The hike was fairly easy until the last part where it’s rocky, steep switchbacks. I’m out of shape and kinda died a little. The lake was smaller than I imagined but it was so nice just chilling on the rocks catching my breath! The breeze was a definite plus!

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty beautiful; enjoyed it. Great hike for a date with someone who isn’t that outdoorsy.

6 months ago

This was a beautiful hike but you now have to pay 6 dollars to park at the base of the hike or walk 2.2 miles to get to the hike.

6 months ago

Great hike but I wouldn't have labeled it as easy. Towards the end of the hike it became a challenge. The last part of the trail to get to the lake is steep and involves switchbacks. To me pretty strenuous but the result of it is very rewarding.

hiking
6 months ago

Hate they make you pay now. But this trail is family friendly with some information. It's always nice and cool especially with a breeze.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail overall. Most of it can be considered easy. However, it is important to note that the final tenth of a mile or so is quite rigorous with switchbacks. The payoff is just at the top of the hill though. For this who are not accustomed to walking at higher elevation and/or engaging in regular exercise, the last 10th is quite challenging.

Also, there is NO shuttle bus. You can buy lift tickets at Albion base (ample parking). It is FREE to ride the lift DOWN, but not up.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun hike but I wouldn’t say it’s easy. More moderate. I hike a lot and it’s a good little climb.

trail running
6 months ago

I thought it was a relatively easy trail and very nice reward at the end. Very popular and crowded trail. Would recommend for beginners

hiking
6 months ago

This has been my favorite hike in the SLC area so far!!!!!

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this in August with a healing ankle sprain. Fairly easy with beautiful views. Highly recommended.

7 months ago

Great hike!

7 months ago

I loved this hike!! It was great for me and my boys!! It was a good length and a mix of flat and a little steep!

hiking
7 months ago

Grandkids loved the hike, ages 2-14. Not too bad until the last ¼ mile, it was steep, rocky, switchbacks. Parking was tough on a Friday morning. Beautiful views. While the wildflowers are almost gone, there was still a few to enjoy. Trail is very dusty. We plan on doing this again next year closer to Mid-July.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome little hike to a beautiful alpine lake!

Busy, fairly steep in places. Beautifull hike.

7 months ago

Lake is muddy green brown and there are few flowers. Not worth the $6 to get in here.

hiking
7 months ago

Was surprised my 3 year old made it to the top. Pretty easy until the last 25% where it gets a bit steep, narrow and scrambled for very young kids. The lake up top reminded me a little of String Lake at the Grand Tetons. Salamanders and chipmunks were another reward.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail for a rookie. Great views and the lake at the end makes to journey worthwhile.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty.

Be aware: Alta is charging $6 per vehicle to use the road to get to the trail.

7 months ago

so beautiful! great work out

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike. Should not be rated as easy. Very steep incline to get to the lake, but it’s worth it.

7 months ago

It was a fun family hour and half. My kids liked it.

hiking
7 months ago

very good trail for the first 0.8 miles, but the last 0.1 mile of the trail is very difficult and steep. overall, it was a very fun hike.

7 months ago

Fantastic 3.5 mile round trip hike, super clear water with great views.

7 months ago

was good

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